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Data and Human Resource Management

About this course

Big data and data analytics are changing how businesses run and managers do their jobs. In this course, you will explore how human resource managers use data to provide better support to the employees they manage and to contribute to the strategic practices of their organizations. You will learn about different kinds of data and analyses, and you will consider how data collection and organization may factor into problem-solving processes. We will also review issues pertaining to data collection and employee privacy and confidentiality.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the value of big data and analytics for human resource managers
  • Identify different types of data that are useful for human resource managers
  • Describe various ways of analyzing data
  • Perform simple data analyses and understand some basic analytic tools
  • Develop a plan for collecting data
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of certain data types and collection methods
  • Distinguish between correlation and causation
  • Identify some biases and errors data collection may be subject to
  • Present data in clear and compelling ways
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to store data
  • Reflect on some of the threats of big data, including threats to confidentiality and privacy as well as the potential for discrimination

Estimated length: 1.5 hours
Access Time: 90 days
HRCI credits: HRCI credits: 3 (Strategic Business) | SHRM credits: 3
Delivery: Online
Cost: $79

Professional Development Institute

Janet M. Jones, Director, Professional Development Institute
570-945-8621

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

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